Tips & Tricks: Taping Your Cauls

Effective glue-ups often require using clamping cauls to pull joints home, especially when assembling casework. But holding long cauls in place while trying to clamp them down can be octopus work, especially on vertical surfaces. Since I don’t have extra arms, I use double-faced tape to do the job. It works great, but do yourself a favor and apply wide cellophane (packing) tape to your workpiece first, especially if it’s plywood. Otherwise, you may tear off the top veneer when removing the cauls.

—Chad McClung, editor-in-chief

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